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Castel Sant'Elmo

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Address: Via Tito Angelini 20, 80129, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 229 4401
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
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At the first sight, it is a long way to walk till the Castel. The ancien jail is not interesting by itself (inside) but the Castel and the place are just wonderful. Panorama... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At the first sight, it is a long way to walk till the Castel. The ancien jail is not interesting by itself (inside) but the Castel and the place are just wonderful. Panorama pictures. Do not forget an hat...hot up there.. and thirsty !

Thank Epicurien03
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was worth the climb - lots of interesting residences to walk by up a cobblestone path - and a view at the end to make it worthwhile. We just walked in and saw fantastic carriages from Napoleonic times, antique royalty boats, paintings, statues, etc. I found it breathtaking at times!

Thank Martosh
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best on a clear day. Be aware that you don't actually enter the castle. Rather, after paying the entrance fee, you walk down a drive and then up a ramp that leads to the ramparts around the castle. The views are spectacular -- we were able to spot many of the sites we had visited during the previous days of... More 

Thank dennisfr
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

i visited the site in night time but it was very nice and a popular spot to meet up..there are a lot of stairs but it is manageable

Thank Katarina E
Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This place gives you a great viewing point if jot just the city but is has Vesuvius in the back you can see Capri and even Sorrento on a clear day. We drove our scooter up in afternoon rush hour so getting to Elmo with hardly anybody there was great after a good 30 minutes of intend driving and honking... More 

Thank Buijsmann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

High above Naples the Castel Sant'Elmo, a massive star shaped sandstone fortress gives the most incredible views right across the city, the bay and beyond. From the top you can get a real perspective about the city and its layout, and you can walk right around the walls for the full pamorama. There isnt much inside although the little art... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

For anyone visiting Naples, a trip to Castel Sant'Elmo is a must. The views from the top of the castle walls are nothing short of breathtaking - definitely worth the effort. The castle itself has a rich and interesting history as well.

Thank Joseph D
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Most people walk past, but enter into history, when this castle was ground zero in the battle to control the port for centuries..

Thank CTHSherry
Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Go by funicular which is very interesting. Check for days on which closed. We didn't and had to return another day.

Thank AlanHodkinson
Edinburgh UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

yet another place of military and historic interest and no exhibits. This was a fort and a prison in its time. Quite a climb up from the town so make sure you use the local transport. The views are fantastic and I can only image what the sunsets must be like as it closes at 19:00 Again if some effort... More 

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